Yes, the Life Fitness Platinum Club Series treadmill is way out of reach price-wise for most of us. And very few of you will even be reading this review. But can't we all just dream a little? Let's take a closer look...
You get a choice of three different gym quality consoles to choose from: the Explore, which is a 7" LCD non-touch screen, the Discover SI, a 10-inch screen with internet, and Discover SE, a 19 in screen with internet and an integrated TV.
The specs on the Life Fitness Platinum Club Series model are:
Reviews on the Life Fitness Platinum Club Series have been very positive. The only negative, and this is not really a negative per se, is the price. It starts out at just under $7,000 with the basic Explore Console, and goes up in $1000 increments for the Discover SI and SE options.
This machine is exactly what you'll get in any high end gym...an extremely high quality treadmill with a powerful motor, incredible cushioning system, accurate heart rate monitoring with wireless chest strap, large running surface and incline capability.
You also get a large number of workout programs plus wireless and/or wired internet capability depending on which console you choose.
It's definitely a huge step up from the Club Series model, which does not come with console options and has a limited number of entertainment features. However, it's also a few thousand dollars more expensive.
The Platinum series has all of the bells and whistles you could ever ask for, and is the epitome of what a gym-quality machine should be.
The Life Fitness Platinum Club treadmill is a luxury item. If you can afford it, by all means go for it. It's about as good as it gets as far as build, features and capabilities.
However, definitely consider the other treadmill options such as the T5 and other models, as although they are pricey as well they are a few thousand dollars less and a bit more affordable. You can still get the entertainment features such as internet and app syncing, as well as listen to your music while you work out.
Life Fitness treadmills, just like Precor and TRUE, are commercial machines built for the high-end home market. If you have the budget, you can't go wrong. If not, there are plenty of other great choices out there for you.
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